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  • Ben Carson expected to draw crowds in Colorado Springs this weekend

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    When Colorado Springs resident Mick Hartley mentions Ben Carson he gets either an excited proclamation about the need to get Carson to run for president of the United States or a confused "Who's Ben Carson?" It's the dichotomy of being a rising star in the GOP with no political...

  • Drake 7 should work by end of August; utilities rate reduction could be coming

    By MONICA MENDOZA monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    Colorado Springs Utilities officials hope to have a second boiler at Martin Drake Power Plant running by the end of the month. If Unit 7 is working, the Colorado Springs City Council could vote on an electric rate reduction at its first meeting in September. In May, the council...

  • El Paso County, Forest Service dueling for custody of Jones Park

    By Monica Mendoza monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Aug 20, 2014

    The federal government may win a custody battle over a 1,191-acre swath of forestland owned by Colorado Springs called Jones Park despite a challenge by El Paso County. The land, which is in Pike National Forest and straddles El Paso and Teller counties, has been in the city's...

  • Supporters, opponents of Colorado Springs' City for Champions project weigh in

    By MONICA MENDOZA monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Aug 20, 2014

    Tuesday's City for Champions monthly meeting at the new 21st Century Library was like a networking holiday party with 200 of your closest friends. Singers performed, desserts were served, and everyone - supporters and opponents of the proposed four tourism projects - worked the room....

  • Exclusive: Sheriff's Office fills job of commander on administrative leave with familiar name

    By MATT STEINER matt.steiner@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Aug 20, 2014

    A recent promotion at the El Paso County Sheriff's Office fills a void left when the head of the Patrol Division was put on administrative leave in May after filing an employment complaint against Sheriff Terry Maketa. Former Sheriff's Office spokesman Jeff Kramer was promoted from...

  • El Paso County commissioners OK creation of regional stormwater authority, ballot question

    By matt steiner matt.steiner@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Aug 20, 2014

    The El Paso County commissioners on Tuesday followed the Colorado Springs City Council's approval last week of the creation of the Pikes Peak Regional Drainage Authority. The board voted 4-0 to adopt the intergovernmental agreement of the county, Colorado Springs, Manitou Springs,...

  • Colorado Springs embraces new accessibility icon

    by andrea sinclair andrea.sinclair@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Aug 20, 2014

    Lisa Harrison-Hall doesn't let a wheelchair keep her from being active in every facet of her life: She is a peer specialist at the Independence Center in Colorado Springs, she is a mother, and she plays sled hockey - her favorite sport. With a new accessibility symbol unveiled by...

  • Castle Rock: No immediate call on open carry vote

    The Associated Press
    Published: Tue, Aug 19, 2014

    CASTLE ROCK — Castle Rock voters may have to wait a week to find out the results of their election on firearms in public spaces. Town officials said Tuesday night that they won't have results for up to seven days. The all-mail election had garnered 8,100 ballots by late afternoon....

  • El Paso County flags to fly half-staff in honor of former commissioner

    lisa walton lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Aug 19, 2014

    Born and raised on a ranch in Rush where he lived until he died, Loren Whittemore was a cowboy in every sense of the word.
The former El Paso County commissioner, writer, rancher and civic leader died Sunday of a heart attack. He was 79.
Whittemore served three terms on the Board of El...

  • Castle Rock voters decide future of open carry law

    Associated Press
    Updated: Tue, Aug 19, 2014

    CASTLE ROCK — Castle Rock voters may have to wait to find out who gets to say whether people are allowed to openly carry firearms in public spaces. A mail-in special election on the matter ends Tuesday. A lawsuit challenging the election was dismissed Monday. Town officials have...

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